Director, Upward Bound Program
Truman State University - Kirksville, MO

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The Director administers the Project in accordance with the regulations set forth by the U.S. Department of Education. Responsibilities include establishing project goals, objectives, and services in line with federal regulations and University policy; assuming responsibility for grant and fiscal management in accordance with the funding sources; selecting, training, and supervising approximately twenty-five employees who provide instructional, tutorial, counseling, and residential support services to college-bound students; implementing an effective program for identification, selection, and orientation of eligible participants; networking with institutional departments, community agencies, and area schools in order to provide for the holistic needs of project participants; developing and implementing a public relations plan for the various publics served by the project; keeping abreast of legislative concerns that relate to TRIO and secondary school issues; and securing external funding for project activities. This position requires the commitment and ability to work extended hours and the ability to be immediately responsive to project participants and emergency situations during the residential summer sessions (June-July).

Required qualifications include a graduate degree in education, administration, counseling or a related field; five years of experience in teaching or administration; administrative skills in grants management and accountability; ability to manage both fiscal and personnel matters; experience designing, managing, and implementing similar programs; ability to relate to rural project participants from diverse backgrounds; effective communication skills with a variety of publics - e.g., students, parents, schools; skills in providing direct services to students; demonstrated motivational skills in working with students and staff; proficiency in Microsoft Word; and expertise in technical writing (e.g., grant writing, programmatic reports).

Preferred qualifications include proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Access, and PowerPoint; experience in overcoming barriers similar to target audience; and experience with TRIO programs.

Final candidate(s) will be expected to undergo and satisfactorily pass a fingerprint-based background check and a test for driving University fleet vehicles, which includes a check of driving record.

To Apply:
Submit a cover letter, resume, academic transcripts (unofficial copies will be accepted but official copies will be required prior to offer of employment), and contact information for three references to:

Human Resources Office
Truman State University
100 East Normal
McClain Hall 101
Kirksville, Missouri 63501

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2013 and continue until position is filled.

Truman is an equal employment opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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